Sunday, April 20, 2008

Hello, Council,

Here’s just a brief update on selected activities over the past week.
Loriene Roy


I. Presentations
A. 15 April: Federation of North Texas Universities workshop on leadership, Dallas
B. 16 April: National Endowment for the Humanities “Picturing America” launch, Dallas
C. 17 April: Greetings to attendees, Texas Library Association, General Session II, Dallas
D. 17 April: Greetings to Alumni, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin, TLA reception

II Media Interviews
14 April: WACA, DC [live; in Spanish]. Topic: National Library Week
14 April: WJTH, Georgia [live]. Topic: National Library Week
14 April: WKTA-AM [live; in Spanish]. Topic: National Library Week
15 April: Detroit WHPR-FM. Topic: National Library Week
15 April: WMLB-AMA (Atlanta). Topic: National Library Week
16 April: Minneapolis Star Tribune. Topic: circulation of media
17 April: Radio Disney. Topic: National Library Week
17 April: WABR-FM. Topic: National Library Week
18 April: WCBC DC. Topic: National Library Week

III. Publications
Wrote greeting for 2008 ALA Annual conference booklet

IV. Meetings and visits:
14 April: Annual Review, iSchool PhD student, Antony Cherian
15 April: ‘Leadership Comes in a Variety of Shapes Forms and Fashions: Leadership 101: Developing Leadership Skills,” UNT and TWU LIS schools
1. Leadership in Professional Organizations (Rebecca Vargha)
2. Being Public Administrator and Leader (Patrick Heath)
3. All the Places you Go: Learning Leadership (Alberta Mayberry)
4. Learning How to be Leader: TLA Tall Texan Leadership Institute( Ted Wanner)
5. Lessons learned at the TALL Texans Leadership Institute (Cecilia Barham)
Texas Library Association Annual Conference, Dallas
Attended at least a portion of the following events.
1. 15 April: All-Conference Welcome Party, Nasher Sculpture Garden
2. 15 April: Storytelling Swap and Showcase
3. 16 April: General Session I (Dave Berry and Ridley Pearson)
4. 16 April: Program: Working with Teens on the Edge
5. 16 April: Program: African American Males Read Their Way to Success
6. 16 April: Program: Digital Natives and Intellectual Property
7. 16 April: Program: Getting the Most Out of TLA
8. 16 April: Opening Author Session.
9. 16 April: 3rd Annual Book Cart Drill Team State Competition
10. 16-17 April: Exhibits
11. 17 April: Program: Recruiting Professionals: Strange New Librarians and Canada, Too
12. 17 April: Program: Top10 Reasons to Have a Wellness Program
13. 17 April: General Session II with Transforming Libraries Panel
(Stephen Abram, Joe Janes, Karen Schneider, Roy Tennant)
14. 17 April: UT-Austin School of Information Reception
19 April: brief stop at Old Quarry Branch, Austin Public Library
20 April: meeting with Bennie Klain (Navajo), filmmaker, and Shirley K. Sneve, Executive Director, Native American Public Telecommunications (NAPT)

IV. Upcoming Travel.
A. 21-22 April: Oklahoma Library Association
B. 24-27 April: Alberta Library Association, Jasper Park Lodge
C. 29 April – 1 May: New Jersey Library Association, Long Branch, NJ

V. For Fun
A. 15 April: TLA All Conference Welcome Party, Dallas
B. 16 April: Dinner honoring Dr. Bruce Cole, Chairman, NEH
C. 17 April: UT-Austin iSchool Reception, Dallas
E. 17 April: Doo-Wop Sock Hop, TLA, Dallas
F. 18 April: dinner with former student
G. 19 April: Austin Bella Corda performance as part of Guitars Galore Festival
G. 19 April: Annual Crawfish Boil/celebration, Austin, Texas, celebrating the birthday of Neely, designer of my campaign brochure and 2007 holiday greeting card

Fall 2008 classes: Monday morning (9-12): Introduction to Information Resources and Services; Monday night (6-9): Public Libraries